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Old 06-06-2014, 09:37 AM
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I haven't seen that before. More info on what needs to be cut?
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:13 AM
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17" TSB, "The bumper cover plastic edge should protrude slightly in the bumper cover to fender joint area. If the fender metal edge protrudes, only the metal edge should be reworked (cut) in the area of the outer mounting screws on the left and fight side to ensure adequate tire clearance (arrow in Figure 2). After cutting metal, apply rust prevention paint."
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:18 AM
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And you can always roll/pull the fenders a tiny bit if needed.
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:56 PM
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spoke with jsutai this morning. he say run 215/40/18 and 255/35/18 and i should be golden. hes unsure of the offset.
does tire rack take returns hah
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:58 PM
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bummer about the tires. I've noticed that michelin pilots tend to run a bit chubby, I wonder if your desired sizes in a different brand like continental or something that doesnt run quite so chubby would fly? Either way before you drop more cash on tires you want to be sure on the second go around. I have extra tires laying around I whiffed on sizing estimates too so dont feel bad, lots of us have made the same mistake.
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:59 PM
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Run the smaller tires, you'll be fine.
I have 225/40's on 8.5" fronts and 245/35 on 10" rears with aggressive offsets and -3 camber all around. It drives perfectly fine.
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Old 06-07-2014, 04:55 PM
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Can't seem to find pilot super sports readily available in my sizes. Anyone care to recommend another? My usual go- to for tires don't come in these weird sizes
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jjm4life View Post
Can't seem to find pilot super sports readily available in my sizes. Anyone care to recommend another? My usual go- to for tires don't come in these weird sizes
There was recently a thread with people praising the continental DW.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Maxxvr View Post
Run the smaller tires, you'll be fine.
I have 225/40's on 8.5" fronts and 245/35 on 10" rears with aggressive offsets and -3 camber all around. It drives perfectly fine.
agreed, the 215 on 8.5 will be a moderate stretch and should work fine. 255/35 will be very close to the same height and appearance too in terms of stretch, actually 245/35 will be even closer to the 215/40.

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Can't seem to find pilot super sports readily available in my sizes. Anyone care to recommend another? My usual go- to for tires don't come in these weird sizes
Pirelli P Zero and Toyo Proxes come in those sizes, both good tires from my experience (not on a porsche though). Or Bridgestone Potenza, Kumho Ecsta...
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:28 PM
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Thanks guys. Looks like the contis are in stock which is good.

Usually run Yokohama advans or toyo r1r/r888. But I'll give these a go. Gotta call tire rack monday as their offices are closed, but it seems like i might even be able to return the first set.
Have an appt tuesday with my detailer to give it a spring cleaning and install the vinyl. Wednesday a tentative appt for wheels/tires and another alignment.

So... Fingers crossed it should be "ready" to go for Sunday which is German car day at the larz Anderson auto museum.

Gonna redo my cup1s as a second set or hopefully track wheel.
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:39 PM
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Sounds like you should have it all sorted by the weekend. You should come down the C&C its moved to Lime Rock so its only 2 hours away.
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:53 PM
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Not sure how low you plan on going but ideally you should be at 225/40 and 255/35 or 215/40 and 245/35. The latter is what I ran on my RS with Pilot Sports and had no issues with -3 camber.
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:44 PM
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Yea i know 215 isnt ideal.. We will see how it goes tomorrow.

More setbacks today. The vinyl was full of pinholes.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:49 PM
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wheels dont fit.

flat out, do not fit the car. in fact we test fitted them on a 993tt cab, and they fit great. like spot on. i dont even know what to do at this point. i called him to demand my money back. im done dealing with these shenanigans. absolutely amateur hour. to think that i drove 6+hrs to have these wheels "custom measured" and waited roughly 4 months for a set of wheels that dont fit is truly unreal.


so a call to rotiform put things into perspective. 8-10 weeks for a set of wheels. im sure other manufacturers are the same. by the way, they are great over there. the number of ideas they threw at me, pics emailed ect was great. awesome service. but that would put me well into august by the time they are delivered on the short size.. not their fault, they are just that busy.

so here i am.. on my junky looking cup1s and snow tires. in june. currently with 4k+ in paperweights as i sort out this one. and no other option in sight
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